Greater Bay Airlines Launches Flights to Japan, South Korea

Greater Bay Airlines, the new airline in Hong Kong, has spread its wings after the lifting of travel restrictions in Hong Kong in September. The airline launches two new routes with starting its service to Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea within six days. “Greater Bay Airlines will create a new…

Finnair Expands Operations to Asia for Summer 2023

Finnair recently announced plans to increase the frequency to destinations in Asia for summer 2023. The Oneworld member airline will resume service between Helsinki and Osaka, Japan’s Kansai International airport on March 26. In addition to the airline’s daily operation to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the summer months, Finnair will…

Cathay Pacific Increases Flight Frequencies Amid Surging Demand

Hongkongers have started dusting off their passports and returning to the skies again following the lifting of travel restrictions in September. In response to that surging demand, Cathay Pacific has increased flight frequencies across a wide variety of routes. Earlier, the Hong Kong government scrapped hotel quarantine policies and implemented…

Cathay Pacific Reports Higher Passenger Demand, Continues to Experience Hindrances

After two and half years of the pandemic, Cathay Pacific Airways continues to experience the effects of travel disruptions and restrictions. Hong Kong’s flag carrier has revealed its latest travel figure for August, carrying a total of 253,901 passengers — an increase of 87.6 percent, compared to the same time…

Cathay Pacific Considers ‘Crucial’ Fleet Renewal

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific is considering a possible renewal of its fleet, especially to strengthen its short and medium-haul services, Bloomberg reported. A new dispute between Airbus and Boeing could thus be triggered. "We are constantly looking at the fleet requirements," assured Augustus Tang, the company’s CEO. "We have not…

Hong Kong Government, Cathay Pacific Adhere to New Travel Guidelines

In May, Hong Kong is going to relax its travel restrictions and allow non-residents to enter the city after a two years hiatus. Foreign travelers are required to be fully vaccinated with a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding the flight and hold a confirmed hotel booking for quarantine. The…

Hong Kong Airport Readies Third Runway Despite Lack Of Traffic

While the Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected passenger demand during the past two years, airports around the world had to adjust their masterplans to cope with the drop in traffic while still maintaining the investments level to improve their facilities in line with their long-term growth outlook. One of the…

Greater Bay Airlines Receives New Aircraft

Greater Bay Airlines — a brand-new airline in Hong Kong — received its second Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after being granted the Air Transport License in February. The new aircraft has registered with registration B-KJB and leased from China’s ICBC Leasing. According to local media, the aircraft was owned by Norwegian…

Hong Kong Enacts Entry Ban for Two More Carriers

For two years, Hong Kong’s strict travel restrictions have made flying into the city challenging and costly. The city instituted a zero-covid policy — banning flights from several countries and subjecting arrivals to compulsory hotel quarantines of two weeks. As thousands of new infections are now being reported daily in…